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... which is not very big. Because there were so many casualties on the Jacobite side they were buried in clan graves, as well as they could identify them. There are stones marking the clan burial places of many clans but no MacLeod/McLeod marker although there were 290 men there. There were some stones that said "Mixed clans" so I assume they were buried there. Afterwards we began the long drive ...
... Andrew was, to put it lightly, all over the place. Here we were, naively thinking we were going to get our oil changed while we enjoyed some fish & chips. He had other things in mind: immediately putting us to work to get it done. In a massive rusty hangar from 1937 we were taking off Maggie's cowling and working together to get the oil filter off. The facilities were hilarious: rain puddles from the leaky roof, no running water, the toilets were understandably looking the part, ...
... ups and there's a good view of the coastline over towards Orkney. It's baking hot (incorrect weather forecast again) so we are lucky.
This afternoon we head into John O'Groats. We told ourselves that we should prepare to be disappointed. As suspected it's full of tourist tat so not too disappointing as we had prepared ourselves! The biggest disappointment was to find that a photo by the ...
Today we had booked on the Northern Highland Sights and Scenery tour so, boarding the bus on the quayside, we set off through the small fishing town, past the little houses and cottages perched on the hills with fantastic views of the harbour.
The weather was cloudy and a little bit windy, but at least it was dry. The coastal landscape gave way to fields of sheep ...
... gently towards the sea. And a succession of geos; those deep coastal indentations so common in this corner of Scotland.
Leaving Wick I passed through the neighbourhoods of Papigoe and Staxigoe before heading along a rudimentary track which would take me most of the way to Scotland's north-east tip. It was good to be able to stay close to the cliff top as there was so much to see around every corner, and ...